Wednesday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael


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Three firebombs were hurled at security forces from Silwan late Tuesday night. No injuries. The patrol jeep was damaged.

**An alert visitor on Independence Day may have averted a tragedy when he witnessed a small child disappear into a tank on display in an IDF base. A short time later his family realized he was missing. He came forward and pointed out the child’s location. The IDF is investigating.

**Members of the Knesset Interior Committee today will be visiting Kever Rashbi to get a first-hand look at preparations ahead of Lag B’Omer. Leading the delegation will be committee chair, MK (Shas) R’ David Azulai

**Army Radio reports swastikas and Nazi epithets were painted on a Jewish school in Ukraine.

**2 border police were injured lightly in rock-throwing attacks at Silwan earlier on Tuesday night. A number of arrests were made.

**Tuesday night rock-throwing attacks on the Gush Etzion-Chevron Road near el-Aroub.

**Givati Brigade soldiers on Tuesday night prevented a terror attack along the Gaza border in the Kissufim area.

**A man jumped to his death from Tel Hashomer Hospital on Wednesday morning.

**A sharp drop in temperatures is expected on Wednesday following by unseasonably strong winds and showers on Thursday.

**After a 4 year rejuvenation project, the Jaffa Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City will be rededicated today.

**The closure on PA residents over the Memorial and Independence Day weekend has been lifted.

**Three suspects in the Holyland investigation, Hillel Charni, Avigdor Kelner, and former city engineer Uri Sheetrit were released on bail on Wednesday morning. They are remanded to house arrest.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)